Safetech has developed a new automated container loading system in conjunction with CLS, the suppliers of the proprietary SLC Seafreight loading chassis.
The challenge for Safetech was to provide a system that could elevate a 20 tonne load and then push it into a waiting container. To add to the complexity of the task it was also essential that the scissors lift and pusher was able to traverse a 20m pit.
The task initially involved designing a 20 tonne scissors lift with a 9m long platform. This scissors lift was then placed in a 20m pit.
At one end of the pit the scissors lift is loaded with a full container load carried on an SLC. The entire load and lift table then traverse the pit to the other end where an empty container waits.
The pusher frame on top of the scissors lift then pushes the SLC with its load on to the waiting container. More than 24 tonnes of force is needed to move the load into the container yet this is all accomplished safely, simply and efficiently by the Safetech CL system.
The end result is that an operation that previously took between 2-3 hours and required forklifts and several staff can now be completed in about 20 minutes or less. And there is no risk of injury to operators, no need to tie up forklifts and the container is packed securely.
This was made possible with the combination of the SLC and the Safetech Traversing scissor lift and container pusher.
Applications include any products freighted by SLCs – particularly where there is a high volume of containers or a need to load containers quickly and safely.
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